Office of the Provost

Table of Contents


University of Pittsburgh Nondiscrimination Policy Statement


  I. The University of Pittsburgh
  II. Faculty Policies
  III. Academic Policies
  IV. Research Administration
  V. Faculty Compensation And Benefits
  VI. University Academic Resources And Services



  I. The University of Pittsburgh
  Mission Statement
      Board of Trustees
      University Senate
      School and Campus Governance
      Planning and Budgeting System
      University Planning and Budgeting Committee
      Council of Deans
      Provost's Advisory Committee on Undergraduate Programs
      University Council on Graduate Study
      University Research Council
      Provost’s Advisory Council on Instructional Excellence
      Council on Academic Computing
      Provost’s Advisory Committee on Women’s Concerns
      Information Technology Steering Committee



  II. Faculty Policies

Appointment and Tenure: The University of Pittsburgh Bylaws, Chapter II

      The Faculty
        Article I. Membership
        Article II. Academic Tenure: Purposes and Obligations
        Article III. General Policies of Appointment and Tenure
        Article IV. Full-Time Tenured or Tenure-Stream Faculty
        Article V. Part-Time Tenured or Tenure-Stream Faculty
        Article VI. Full- and Part-Time Non-Tenure-Stream Faculty
      Faculty Librarians
        Librarians I
        Librarians II
        Librarians III
        Librarians IV
        Librarians V
      Policy on Transfer of Faculty from Tenure-Stream Appointments to Appointments Outside the Tenure Stream
      Type A -- Temporary Transfer Out of the Tenure Stream
      Type B -- Permanent Transfer Out of the Tenure Stream
      Graduate Faculty
      Qualifications for Membership in the Graduate Faculty
      Procedure for Nomination
    Appointment to the Graduate Faculty
      Distinguished Professorships
      General Criteria and Definitions:
  University Professor
  Distinguished Professor
  Distinguished Service Professor
  Endowed Chair
      Chancellor's Distinguished Awards
      Joint Appointments
      Length of Appointments
      Policy for Reduction in Length of Faculty Contracts
      Summer Term and Session Appointments
      Promotion and Tenure Reviews
      Faculty Reviews and Appeals Principles and Procedures
      Faculty Grievances
      Policies Concerning Retired Faculty
      University Responsibilities
      Faculty Responsibilities
      Permanent Reduction of Employment
      Planning for Retirement
      Policy on Emeritus/Emerita Status
      Procedure for Emeritus/Emerita Status
      Emeritus/Emerita Recognition
      Extending Offers/Resignation
      Access to Employee Personnel Files
      Advanced Degrees
      Affirmative Action
      Accommodation of Individuals with Disabilities
      Employment of Relatives (Nepotism)
      ID Center
      Immigration Requirements for Work Authorization
      Leaves of Absence
      Sabbatical Leave
      Faculty Leave for Professional Enhancement
      Unpaid Leave of Absence
      Faculty Medical and Family Leave Policy
        Medical Leave
        Family Leave
        Medical, Life, and Disability Insurance Premiums
        Tenure Track Considerations
      University Holidays

Service and Outreach

      Consulting and Outside Professional Service
      Professional Service Within the University
      University Personnel and Public Office

Campus Workplace

  Defense and Indemnification of Faculty and Staff-
      Role of University Attorneys vis-a-vis Individual Employees in Fact-Finding -Investigations
      Anti-Harassment Policy Statement
      Sexual Harassment
      Use of University Titles and Name
      Personal Use of University Resources and Services
      Computer Resources - Access and Use
      Travel and Business Expenses
      Moving – Household Goods Relocation
      University Policy on Alcohol
      Drug-Free Workplace
      Smoking Policy
      Policy on Extreme Weather Conditions
        Students/Class Announcements
        All Employees
        Essential Personnel
      Environmental Health and Safety
      Institutional Biosafety Committee
      Radiation Safety
      Guidelines for Visitors to Labs and Shops



  III. Academic Policies
    Role of the Faculty Member
    Faculty Development
    Academic Integrity
    Faculty-Student Relationships
    Access to Students' Education Records
    Student Code of Conduct and Judicial Procedures
    Student Absences
    Office Hours
    Academic Calendar
    Grade Reporting
    Unavoidable Absences
    Textbooks and Supplies, Instructional Materials, and Subscriptions
    University Photocopying Policy
    Copyright Clearance Office
    University Policy on Copyrights
    Custom Course Materials
    English Language Fluency
    Honors Convocation
    Freshman Convocation
    Division of Student Affairs
    Students with Disabilities



  IV. Research Administration
Rights, Roles, and Responsibilities of Research Investigations
Research Integrity
Office of Research Integrity
Research and other Sponsored projects Proposals
Protection of Human Subjects in Research
Laboratory Animals in Biomedical Research or Teaching
Conflicts of interest
  level 3  Conflict of Interest - Research/Teaching
    Definition of Conflict of Interest
    Policy Requirements
    Conflict of Interest - Consultants
  Conflict of Interest - Employees
    Withdrawal from Decisions
    Misuse of Information
    Gifts and Favors
      Reporting Suspected Violations
    Patent Rights and Technology Transfer
    Office of Research
Research Development
Research Allocations
Small Grants Program
Office of Technology Management
Commercialization of Inventions Through Independent Companies



  V. Faculty Compensation And Benefits
      Overload Pay
      Salary Increases
Fringe Benefits
      Participation Guidelines
      Family Status Changes
        Dental Coverage 
        Vision Coverage
    Group Term Life Insurance
    Group Term Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance (AD&D)
    Long-Term Care Insurance
    Optional Dependent Group Term Life Insurance
    Flexible Spending Accounts
    Disability Benefits
  The Retirement Program
    Noncontributory Defined Benefit Pension Plan
    Contributory Pension Plan
  Annual Medical Evaluation
  Educational Benefits 
    Faculty Members
    Faculty Spouses
    Faculty Children Attending Pitt
    Faculty Children Attending Other Institutions
    Tuition Exchange Scholarship Program
      Tuition Scholarships for Other Institutions
  Falk School
Domestic Partner Benefits
Public Liability Insurance
Business Travel Accident Insurance
Workers’ Compensation Insurance
Social Security
Unemployment Compensation



  VI. University Academic Resources And Services
  Hillman Library
  Departmental Libraries
  Professional School Libraries
  Computing Environment
  Computing Services and Systems Development (CSSD)
  University Computer Account
  Managing A University Computer Account
  Types of University Computer Accounts
  Technology Help Desk
  University of Pittsburgh Knowledgebase
  Documentation and Publications
  Computing Classrooms
  Software Purchasing through Software Licensing Services
  Hardware and Software Purchasing at the e-Store
  Administrative Applications
  Scientific Computing
  Computing Labs and Connectivity for Students
  Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center

Academic Centers and Service Units

      Learning Research and Development Center
      University Center for International Studies
      University Center for Social and Urban Research
      Center for Philosophy of Science
      Center for Instructional Development and Distance Education
      Office of Measurement and Evaluation of Teaching
        Evaluation of Teaching
      Office of University Summer Session and Continuing Education
      Office of International Services
      Pittsburgh Council for International Visitors
      University Book Centers
      University of Pittsburgh Press

Ancillary Services

Safety and Security
Parking, Transportation and Services
Parking at the Pittsburgh Campus
University Transportation System
Van Call Service
Disability Resources and Services
Ridesharing Program
  Guaranteed Ride Home
  Courtesy Parking
Vehicle Rental
Travel Management
      On- or Off-Campus Office/Laboratory Moving Services
      Housing Resource Center
      The Pitt Club
      Food Services
      University Child Development Center
      Printing Services
      Duplicating Services
      Graphics, Marketing, Printing and Forms
      Mailing Services
        Packages Plus
        Express Mail
      Meeting Rooms
      Surplus Equipment Recycling and Disposal
      Ticket Services
      Intercollegiate Athletics
      Physical Recreation Facilities
      University Wellness Program
      Sexual Assault Services Office
      Faculty and Staff Assistance Program
      U.S. Treasury Savings Bond Plan
      Credit Union

Office of Institutional Advancement

      Alumni Relations
      Capital Campaign
      Corporate and Foundation Relations
        Annual Fund
        Planned Giving
        School-Based Development

Systems and Operations

        Stewardship Services
      Heinz Memorial Chapel
      Special Events
      Public Affairs
      News, Information, and National Media Relations
      University Marketing Communications
      University Times
      Community and Governmental Relations
      Federal Relations
      Commonwealth Relations
      City/County Relations
      Community Relations

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